I have to apologise because of skipping last month’s update, what has led to a massive update today. If you thought that 2 years after ACI’s launch the speed of innovation would decrease, just have a look at all the new stuff below (and I assure you, it is not all of it). Without any doubt, … Continue reading Tetration analytics, ACI 2.0 and much more!
Lately I have been involved in quite some conversations, where organisations have shown a lot of interest in the integration between Cisco ACI and F5 BigIP and BigIQ (or should I say iWorkflow?). As you might know, Cisco ACI offers the option to integrate L4-L7 services in the network. What does this mean? Optionally, you … Continue reading What do Cisco ACI, microsegmentation, service insertion, REST and Docker containers have in common?
Lately there seems to be a lot of buzz in the press about combining Cisco ACI and VMware NSX to achieve a comprehensive SDN solution. Nothing bad with that, other than it creates some times the perception that NSX and ACI need themselves mutually. And hence this post, since I disagree with this perspective. First … Continue reading Are ACI and NSX complementary solutions?
First of all, Happy New Year! Thanks for looking at my first post in 2016. As you might already know, Cisco ACI is a new concept of network management. In short, it is a network that brings along embedded network management functionality, that sits in a centralised controller cluster. If you want to manage a … Continue reading A command-line REST client for ACI
Hi there, Here you have my summary of stuff that has been going on last month around Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000. Great things happening in Interop, interesting videos posted in youtube, and much much more. I hope this is worth your time! ACI as SDN Winner in Interop 2015! http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/special-events/best-of-interop-awards.php http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/cisco-apic-wins-best-of-interop-2015-award-in-sdn-category https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Z9zWLFXoQ (0:47) ACI/N9K … Continue reading April update on ACI / Nexus 9000 news
I recently got from F5 colleagues the idea, why not working on an automation use case showing the integration between ACI and F5. One use case they see often in their customer basis is autoscaling of Web farms: some system is looking at the load on the servers, and if that load grows over a … Continue reading The network is *not* in my way